CONRAD - Three points separated first place from third as the host BCLUW girls' track and field team won the Comet Relays in a photo finish on Thursday night.
BCLUW used one of its five event victories to leapfrog BGM for the top spot in the team standings in the final race. The Comets' 4x400-meter relay team won in 4 minutes, 22.6 seconds, to give the hosts the team title.
BCLUW totaled 118 points, BGM had 116 and Grundy Center finished with 115 in the six-team meet. Belle Plaine was fourth with 99, Iowa Valley fifth (59) and Gladbrook-Reinbeck sixth (33).
Mallory Vawter had two of the Comets' event wins, taking first place in the 100 (13.34) and the 200 (27.46). Leah Higgins heaved the discus 104 feet, 2 inches for first place, while Kate Sams topped the 3,000 in 12:21.5.
Grundy Center's Erica Buck achieved a season-best, clearing 5-3 to win the high jump, and Zoe Johanns was first to the finish line in the 1,500 (5:18.98). The Spartans also won the distance medley in comfortable fashion (4:32.2).
Sidney Dilly placed third in the 200 (14.14) for the top individual finish for Gladbrook-Reinbeck. The Rebels' 4x400 quartet also placed third (4:30.38).
Denver edges G-R boys soccer, 4-3
REINBECK - The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys' soccer team fell below .500 for the season after a 4-3 loss to Denver (5-5) on Thursday night.
The Rebels (5-6) got two goals from Andy Meyers, another tally from Austin Charley, and two assists from Chase Clark in the loss. Dakota Brubaker had eight saves.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck is at home again on Monday, hosting Class 2A No. 2-ranked Hudson, which enters the weekend with a 13-0 record.
Rebel girls downed by No. 9 Cyclones
DENVER - The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls' soccer team suffered its second straight defeat, a 4-1 loss to Class 1A No. 9-ranked Denver (6-2) on Thursday night.
Next up for the Rebels (3-4) is a road game at Aplington-Parkersburg on Monday night.
Kiewiet bidding for national tourney
FREMONT, Neb. - Ryan Kiewiet shot the day's second-lowest round of 2-under-par 69 to help the Northwestern College men's golf team climb into second place after the third round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Qualifier on Friday at Fremont Golf Club.
Kiewiet, a Grundy Center graduate, shot 35-34 and is now the overall individual leader by one stroke with a 78-74-69-221 total. Northwestern is 11 shots back of Nebraska Wesleyan in the team standings.
The fourth and final GPAC Qualifier will be Monday in Mitchell, S.D. The team champion and the individual medalist advance to the NAIA National Golf Championships on May 22-25 in Salem, Ore.
Elmwood ladies play 'Low Putt' event
Sam Bryngelson's 28 was the 18-hole champion at the Elmwood Ladies' Low Putt event on Tuesday. Pat Hauser and Liz Adams tied for second at 33.
The 9-hole competition had a four-way tie for first at 15 with Heidi Mann, Deb Oetker, Lana Benz and Kay Iverson.